Tabitha's Closet: A mission initiative
Tabitha's Closet was developed by First Christian Church as an initiative to serve children in the Independence School District.
First Christian Church operated the clothing closet for over a decade growing from serving under 100 children a school year to over 2,100. This outreach ministry has provided shoes, underwear and clothing to over 12,000 children over a decade of service.
Organizers sought a new home for Tabitha's Closet in 2014.
Northwest Communities Development Corp. stepped forward to take over operations of the clothing closet and will reopen in August 2015.
First Christian Church has committed to provide four years of financial support and continue to support the important community outreach at its new location.
The video below shares the story of how this ministry came to be.